SEPT Worker - Chinese speaking
Deadline : 13 November 2020

CICS is a registered charity organization with a mission to empower newcomers in settling and integrating as contributing members of Canadian society through diverse, professional and innovative program and services. We work to enable newcomers to fully integrate, participate and contribute to all spheres of Canadian society. Our success stems from our workforce culture bound by three core values: Compassion, Inclusivity and Collaboration.

Ref.: 27A-20 / Worker (Temporary relief until October 2021)
Job Title: Settlement Worker (SEPT) – Mandarin & Cantonese speaking
Work location: TDSB/TCDSB schools, library, IRC and other locations as assigned
Hours: 35 hours per week; require to work irregular hours including evenings, weekends and some holidays; summer layoff period (4 weeks) applies
Salary Range: $44,472.00 to $51,469.00
Current Rate: $24.44 per hour

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Provide assessment, information and orientation services to newcomer families to facilitate adjustment to the school system and the settlement process;
• Provide and support newcomer youth and families the information about resources and services in the school and community;
• Facilitate access to referrals and appropriate services both in the school and community where there are barriers due to language, culture and race;
• Establish and maintain contact with newcomer families to determine their needs and issues;
• Promote culturally sensitive links between school staff and newcomer families;
• Promote newcomer parents’ involvement in school events;
• Plan, organize and implement group sessions on topics related to settlement;
• Deliver virtual workshops via online video conferencing platforms, such as Zoom, and support client and community on social media platforms;
• Outreach to the community and attend networking meetings as required;
• Keep the team updated on all new information and be cooperative in maintenance of information by tracking government and school policies and community resources in order to effectively inform and refer clients;
• Establish and maintain excellent service quality for clients;
• Keep and maintain clients records in a timely and professional manner;
• Prepare and submit accurate and timely statistical and progress reports as required;
• Collaborate with internal teams/units in planning, organizing or implementing activities to attain agency goals;
• Establish and maintain excellent working relationship and communication with internal and external groups.

• Canadian university degree or equivalent in Social Sciences or a related discipline;
• Certification or training on Community Services, Counselling or other related disciplines an asset;
• Minimum 2 years of related work experience, preferably in a front-line service role and non-profit setting, experience with delivering workshops through online platforms;
• Excellent knowledge of cultural, economic and social needs of refugees, immigrant youth and their families, including their settlement and integration issues;
• Knowledge of Ontario Education System;
• Knowledge of programs and services for immigrant youth and their families, and resources available to assist them in integration and adaptation to the new society;
• Proven abilities in program and service organization and coordination, referrals, task management, and working with diverse cultures and mixed age groups;
• Excellent communication, inter-personal and problem-solving skills;
• Excellent oral and written English skills, public speaking, and report writing skills; proficiency in a language commonly used by clients – Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin);
• Ability to work in a multicultural environment;
• Proficient in Microsoft Office, graphic software, online program delivery platforms and social media that facilitate work, communication and online marketing;
• Flexible, willing to travel in GTA, and work in evenings and weekends.

Other Requirements:
• Ability to perform some physical activities (e.g. lifting and loading program materials and office equipment);
• A negative result in Vulnerable Sector Screening is mandatory;
• Valid Ontario driver’s license and access to a car to carry out duties is preferred.

All resumes and cover letters are to be sent to CICS by email: by 5:00 on November 13, 2020.

Application should quote # Job 27A-20 / SEPT Worker (Mandarin/Cantonese) and address the covering letter to: Hiring Committee - Centre for Immigrant and Community Services (CICS), 2330 Midland Avenue, Toronto, ON, M1S 5G5

CICS is an equal opportunity employer. We provide accommodations during the recruitment process for persons with disabilities if required. This will be in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians Disability Act and Ontario Human Rights Code. We thank all those who respond to this posting. Only those selected for further screening will be contacted. Regrettably we cannot accept telephone inquiries.